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  • 10-Year-Old Makes Friend in Ireland Through Message in a Bottle

    A little girl from this province has made a special friend in Ireland, but not in a usual way.

    On September 4, 2017, ten-year-old Sophie O’Neill released a bottle with a note in it from Broad Cove.

    Almost exactly a year later a family from Ireland contacted them saying they got the girl’s note.

    Sophie’s mom, Jane, says the family from Ireland was so excited to find the bottle. It washed ashore on a beach near Ballycurrane, Ireland.

    All Sophie’s note contained was her name and her phone number. The mother of the nine-year-old boy in Ireland tracked her down and emailed her with pictures and information, saying how excited they all were to have found the message.

    O’Neill says Sophie felt “like she had won the lottery” when she got the response. She says the families plan to stay in touch, and are excited to see what comes of it.

    (The location Sophie’s bottle was found in Ireland.)

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